Pit Bulls Viciously Attack and Kill Cat, Woman Injured Trying to Save Her
SPRING HILL – It’s not very often that we turn the camera around and report on an incidents that directly involves RNRF, but because the safety of the community is possibly at risk, this time we feel it is appropriate.
Around noon today, three Pit Bulls (possibly Bull Dog Mix) attacked my mother and her 15-year-old Main Coon Cat on her property off Nodoc Road. My mother, Brenda, only suffered minor injuries, but sadly her cat “Pi” died during the vicious attack.
While en route to her residence, I located one of the dogs running on San Antonio Road. I followed the animal west across Barclay Ave until it disappeared into a wood line.
A neighbor, who was unaware of the attack, captured two of the animals and held them until an Animal Control Deputy could respond. Unfortunately, before they could be taken into custody, the animals escaped and are now on the loose.
According the responding deputy, when the animals are captured they will be quarantined until they are identified and or cleared of the rabies virus.
Deputies are actively searching for these three very dangerous animals.
If you have any information on who may own the animals, please notify the Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830 or Animal Services at 352-796-5062.
UPDATE: 5/30/2015, 5:36 P.M. – Thanks to a viewer tip, Animal Control responded to 6021 Nodoc Road where one of the Pit Bulls was located and impounded. A man at the residence denied owning the dog.
Animal Control is still searching for the other two Pit Bulls.
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